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4 Types of Botox, Pros and Cons of Each Medical Malpractice

Four Types of BotoxFour Types of Botulinum Toxin Injections

The substance used in Botox procedures comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking nerve signals from the nerves to muscles in a particular area of the body.  Doctors inject Botox into the forehead, around the eyes and other areas for cosmetic use. Muscles don't slouch or sag once the nerve signals are blocked, resulting in reduced appearance of wrinkles after the injection. There are medical uses of Botox as well to help with spasticity after a stroke and treat migraines or excessive underarm sweating.

Below are the four different types of botulinum toxin injections:

  • Botox;
  • Dysport;
  • Xeomin; and
  • Myobloc.

Some common side effects of Botox injections include headache, bruising around the injection site and eyelid drooping.

There are also serious side effects reported in some cases like:

  • trouble breathing;
  • trouble talking or swallowing;
  • problems with vision;
  • botulism; and
  • heart problems.

In rare circumstances, people have died from complications after a Botox injection.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Type of Botox

Dysport works slightly quicker than Botox, but Botox may last longer than Dysport. Costs may also be greater for Botox than Dysport. Both Botox and Dysport advertise results for up to four months.

Some believe Xeomin may last slightly longer than Botox, according to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Xeomin contains no additives and thus does not require refrigeration. Some have suggested that people are less likely to become resistant to Xeomin injections because of its purity.  Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all made from botulinum toxin type A, while Myobloc contains botulinum toxin type B. Some have suggested that Myobloc may help with people who've become immune to Botox and Dysport.

What can I do if something goes wrong with my injection?

People suffering from injuries because of a problem with a treatment or surgery can file a medical malpractice case against the treating medical professional. To win a malpractice lawsuit, plaintiffs need to prove that the medical professional violated the standard of care for their field. 

The standard of care means the level and type of care that a reasonably competent and skilled healthcare professional with a similar background would have provided under the same or similar circumstances.Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to pursue because plaintiffs need to collect medical records and present other evidence to prove a professional violated the standard of care. 

Hiring a lawyer may be the best way to build and present a strong case. Ryan, LLP is committed to helping patients seek justice after a botched procedure that leads to serious side effects and injuries. Contact our office in Cleveland, Ohio at 877-864-9495 to set up a consultation to review your case.

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